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e·rad·i·cate

 (ĭ-răd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. e·rad·i·cat·ed, e·rad·i·cat·ing, e·rad·i·cates
1. To tear up by the roots: "They loosened the soil and eradicated the weeds" (James Macauley).
2. To get rid of; eliminate: Their goal was to eradicate poverty. See Synonyms at eliminate.

[Middle English eradicaten, from Latin ērādīcāre, ērādīcāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + rādīx, rādīc-, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

e·rad′i·ca·ble (-kə-bəl) adj.
e·rad′i·ca′tion n.
e·rad′i·ca′tive adj.
e·rad′i·ca′tor n.

eradicate

(ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to obliterate; stamp out
2. to pull or tear up by the roots
[C16: from Latin ērādīcāre to uproot, from ex-1 + rādīx root]
eˈradicable adj
eˈradicably adv
eˌradiˈcation n
eˈradicative adj
eˈradiˌcator n

e•rad•i•cate

(ɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to remove or destroy utterly: to eradicate smallpox.
2. to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent.
3. to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.
[1555–65; < Latin ērādīcātus, past participle of ērādīcāre=ē- e- + -rādīcāre, derivative of rādīx root1]
e•rad′i•ca•ble, adj.
e•rad′i•cant (-kənt) adj., n.
e•rad`i•ca′tion, n.
e•rad′i•ca`tive, adj.
e•rad′i•ca`tor, n.

eradicate


Past participle: eradicated
Gerund: eradicating

Imperative
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eradicate
Present
I eradicate
you eradicate
he/she/it eradicates
we eradicate
you eradicate
they eradicate
Preterite
I eradicated
you eradicated
he/she/it eradicated
we eradicated
you eradicated
they eradicated
Present Continuous
I am eradicating
you are eradicating
he/she/it is eradicating
we are eradicating
you are eradicating
they are eradicating
Present Perfect
I have eradicated
you have eradicated
he/she/it has eradicated
we have eradicated
you have eradicated
they have eradicated
Past Continuous
I was eradicating
you were eradicating
he/she/it was eradicating
we were eradicating
you were eradicating
they were eradicating
Past Perfect
I had eradicated
you had eradicated
he/she/it had eradicated
we had eradicated
you had eradicated
they had eradicated
Future
I will eradicate
you will eradicate
he/she/it will eradicate
we will eradicate
you will eradicate
they will eradicate
Future Perfect
I will have eradicated
you will have eradicated
he/she/it will have eradicated
we will have eradicated
you will have eradicated
they will have eradicated
Future Continuous
I will be eradicating
you will be eradicating
he/she/it will be eradicating
we will be eradicating
you will be eradicating
they will be eradicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eradicating
you have been eradicating
he/she/it has been eradicating
we have been eradicating
you have been eradicating
they have been eradicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eradicating
you will have been eradicating
he/she/it will have been eradicating
we will have been eradicating
you will have been eradicating
they will have been eradicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eradicating
you had been eradicating
he/she/it had been eradicating
we had been eradicating
you had been eradicating
they had been eradicating
Conditional
I would eradicate
you would eradicate
he/she/it would eradicate
we would eradicate
you would eradicate
they would eradicate
Past Conditional
I would have eradicated
you would have eradicated
he/she/it would have eradicated
we would have eradicated
you would have eradicated
they would have eradicated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.eradicate - kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.eradicate - destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"

eradicate

verb wipe out, eliminate, remove, destroy, get rid of, abolish, erase, excise, extinguish, stamp out, obliterate, uproot, weed out, annihilate, put paid to, root out, efface, exterminate, expunge, extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth battling to eradicate illnesses such as malaria and tetanus

eradicate

verb
2. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution:
Translations
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eradicate

[ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] VT [+ disease, crime, superstition, injustice] → erradicar; [+ poverty, discrimination] → acabar con, erradicar; [+ weeds] → desarraigar, arrancar

eradicate

[ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] vtéliminer

eradicate

vtausrotten

eradicate

[ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt] vtsradicare

eradicate

(iˈradikeit) verb
to get rid of completely. Smallpox has almost been eradicated.
eˌradiˈcation noun

eradicate

vt. erradicar, extirpar; desarraigar.

eradicate

vt erradicar
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